• December 11, 2017 - Ted Welford

    Lexus has announced that prices for its new LS 500h saloon will start from £72,595. Nearly all of Lexus’ current models – minus its performance cars and the entry level IS – are now hybrids, and the new LS is no exception. Now in its fifth-generation, the new LS has… Read More

  • December 8, 2017 - Ted Welford

    With snow flurries and freezing temperatures sweeping across much of the country this weekend, warnings have been issued to motorists braving inclement weather. Roadside assistance company the RAC is expecting breakdown callouts to be up by nearly nine per cent. On Sunday, when the worst weather is forecast, it’s anticipating… Read More

  • December 7, 2017 - Ted Welford

    Volkswagen has expanded its existing range with new engines and trim levels being added to three of its cars. The recently launched T-Roc small SUV, Arteon saloon and new Polo supermini have received either new engine choices, trim levels or both. The adjustments to the new T-Roc crossover are the… Read More

  • December 6, 2017 - Jack Healy

    A ‘clean air zone’ in the centre of Leeds will not see diesel car and van drivers charged to enter, after a city council ruling decided not to penalise them. The city – the first of 28 required to publish plans to reduce air pollution levels – will instead target… Read More

  • December 5, 2017 - Ted Welford

    Hundreds of miles of roadworks will be lifted to ease congestion over the busy Christmas period. Highways England has announced that an embargo will be placed on certain motorways and congested A roads to help ease traffic flow between December 22 and January 2. Temporary speed limits and further lanes… Read More

  • December 4, 2017 - Ted Welford

    Driving examiners are going on strike for the next 48 hours in protest against changes to the driving test, which come into force today. Members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union will go on strike against the changes that will see them working longer hours for no extra… Read More

  • December 1, 2017 - Ted Welford

    Tougher penalties for driving using a mobile are thought to be the reason for a drop in the number of motorists using the devices behind the wheel. Law changes earlier in the year saw the penalties for driving while using a mobile phone double. Motorists caught using the devices are… Read More

  • November 30, 2017 - Ted Welford

    BMW finally lifted the lid on the new i8 Roadster at the LA Auto Show yesterday, as well as revealing an updated version of the coupe. A convertible version of the plug-in hybrid sports car has been eagerly awaited ever since the coupe version of the i8 launched in 2014…. Read More

  • November 29, 2017 - Ted Welford

    Catching a taxi in London pretty much guarantees you one of three things – an iconic black cab, an aging diesel Metrocab or the aging Prius of an Uber driver. But a lucky few will soon be able to hail something much more upmarket, as ride-hailing app Gett has just… Read More

  • November 28, 2017 - Ted Welford

    Security firm Thatcham Research has offered guidance to drivers concerned by how easy it is to break into keyless entry-equipped vehicles. Yesterday, video footage was released by West Midlands Police that showed how quickly thieves can steal a vehicle with keyless entry/start. A new Mercedes C-Class was stolen off a… Read More

  • November 27, 2017 - Ted Welford

    English councils raised a record £819m profit from parking fines and charges in 2016 – a 10 per cent increase on the previous year, a study has found. Data obtained by the RAC Foundation revealed that £819m was raised from parking from 353 local authorities in England during the 2016/17… Read More

  • November 24, 2017 - Ted Welford

    Britain’s traffic jam delays are at an all-time high as UK traffic figures show that drivers spend an average delay of 46 seconds per mile of congestion. Increasingly frequent and lengthy traffic jams have been blamed on the lack of funding and development in UK roads as drivers covered a… Read More

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